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IIAR> Webinar: Peer Insights Updates

Gartner Peer Insights has recently made changes. Hear from Shannon Wedding (LinkedIn, @shannon_wedding) and Anatoli Olkhovets (LinkedIn, @anatoli_o) on what AR pros need to know about what’s new with Peer Insights. This webinar will be hosted by Andrew Hsu (@andrew0hsu, LinkedIn) / IIAR> Board Member for Events and Simon Jones (@SimonDestrier, LinkedIn) / IIAR> Board Member for Membership. Join …

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[GUEST POST] The 7 Ups of Building Credibility Through Analyst Relations

By Andrew Lochart (LinkedIn, @andrewlochart) and reposted from lochart.com with his permission. I’ve been leading B2B tech product marketing teams for more than 20 years and I’ve seen how easy it is to fall into what I call the “content trap”. We’re constantly creating new content to fuel our campaigns, to keep things fresh and …

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[GUEST POST] Influencer relations so much more than going from an A to I

I’ve been in AR for a long long time, so long that when I started (working at Text 100 representing Microsoft in Europe – yup I am showing my age!) reaching out to industry analysts while at a PR agency most of the analysts I spoke to thought I had called the wrong department. Almost …

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[GUEST POST] 20 mistakes analyst relations teams are making by Mark Peters / ESG (part 2)

If you read part 1 of my blog post ’20 mistakes analyst relations teams are making’ you will hopefully have learnt a few things. Including the fact that I am not shy when it comes to sharing my thoughts! So here we go with part 2 of my list of don’ts, pitfalls, and worst practices when it …

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[GUEST POST] 20 mistakes analyst relations teams are making by Mark Peters / ESG (part 1)

Good news: With improvements, everyone will see better resultsI’m going to make an assertion that will seem unnecessarily provocative. After working for a decade as an IT industry analyst—including interacting regularly with analysts from other firms — I am confident in saying that many, indeed perhaps most, analyst relations teams are sub-optimizing their relationships and, by …

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IIAR AR Café at Gartner Symposium in Barcelona 2019

Join us… at our IIAR get-together at this year’s Gartner Symposium 2019 in Barcelona, hosted by Yvonne Kaupp (@YveKaupp, LinkedIn), IIAR Board Member (Chapter Liaison) and Senior Manager Global Analyst Relations and Market Strategy at Retarus and Anja Steinmann (@AnjaSteinmann, LinkedIn), IIAR UK Chapter Co-lead and Global Analyst and Consultant Relations Manager at BT.

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IIAR> Best practice Paper – Future Shock: The Coming State of Analyst Relations

The IIAR> has released a new IIAR> Best Practice Paper on The Future of AR (link to PDF for IIAR> members) by Gerry Van Zandt (LinkedIn, @gerryvz) / Oracle AR Director and Ludovic Leforestier (@lludovic, LinkedIn) / Criteo Global Influencer Relations Director. This new and long-awaited white paper that provides fresh insights and information into how the field of Analyst Relations …

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IIAR> Discussion Group: working with Gartner with Andrew Hsu and Aniruddho Mukherjee

IIAR> Discussion Group: working with Gartner

As the largest analyst firm, everyone in analyst relations is impacted by their relationship with Gartner. From contract negotiations to account management to research coverage, our AR programs are greatly impacted by Gartner’s offerings, communications.

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The IIAR Tragic Quadrant 2018

Fashionably late but always on point and by popular request here’s the IIAR Tragic Quadrant 2018, a representation of how Analyst Relations Professionals (AR Pros) have rated analyst firms in the 2018 survey we ran for the Analyst and Firm of the Year 2018. For new readers here, the Tragic Quadrant is of course a …

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[GUEST POST] Do’s And Don’ts For Analyst Interactions by Chase Cunningham / Forrester

Having just been through an onslaught of work related to the Forrester Wave™ evaluation on Zero Trust eXtended ecosystem platform providers, I think that it’s worthwhile to put some guidance out there that might help folks as they interact with analysts (well, me, mainly, but maybe it will help with others, as well). And a …

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10 things analysts want most

Here are the top ten best practices we un-earthed during the IIAR> AR Professional Of The Year 2019 survey. Regular briefings Targeted coverage Open discussion about company strengths and weaknesses Sending the deck ahead of the briefing so there’s time to come up with in depth questions Well organised AR events that encourage conversation not …

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IIAR Webinar: Introducing CCS Insight – and how they make sense of the connected world

CCS Insight is a longstanding research firm headquartered in the UK, but with reach and clients into wider EMEA, the Americas and Asia Pac. This specialist technology market intelligence and advisory firm provides tailored, decision-ready solutions to their client base to help them ‘make sense of the connected world’. This April 17th, we invite two …

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IIAR Discussion Group on Scaling AR on April 18th

The analyst landscape is changing fast and new voices are joining the conversation with impact over potential buyers. Whilst Tier 1 analyst firms generally retain their position in the area of direct buying recommendations, the picture is different when it comes to other sources influencing the buyer journey. For instance, boutique firms are claiming their share …

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[GUEST POST] How Analyst Relations Impacts Strategy 

Analyst relations seems straightforward enough – as a tech vendor, you relate key milestones and elements of strategy to those industry analysts who you think will have the greatest reach to your target market. Right? In my opinion though, the best analyst relations professionals also flip that model. With just as much vigour and interest, …

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[GUEST POST] How Analyst & Advisory Relations translates to Business

When even hyper-successful companies like AWS invest in dedicated analyst and advisor relations management although they seem to dominate their markets anyway, it suggests they realize much more value in AR than ‘only’ to position high in an industry report.  Even small innovative businesses seek to engage regularly with the likes of Gartner, Forrester, IDC …

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The role of a good AR: does it change during a crisis?

Although crisis situations can at times feel out-of-the-blue, AR nightmares can usually be solved by adhering to a simple to follow maxim: it’s all about communicating what you can, when you can. However, in an escalating crisis of epic proportions, it’s important to ensure that you, as an Analyst & Influencer Relations specialist, tend to …

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